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High-Rock-Lake is located in north central North Carolina, a 15,000-acre reservoir on the Yadkin River approximately twelve miles from the town of Lexington. It's a relatively shallow lake well-known for its' excellent fishing and boating opportunities. Bass fishermen from all over the country travel to High Rock Lake, which his known as the "Crankbait Capital of the World." Three and four pound bass are plentiful in the lake, and in local tournaments, some have weighed in the twenty-pound range. Crappie and catfish are also abundant in High Rock Lake, as well as several other species. The lake limit is five fish per person with a 14-inch minimum, and the best times of year for fishing in High Rock Lake are May through July and October through December. The nearby town of Lexington boasts being the "Barbecue Capital of the World," with more than twenty restaurants in town that serve it up right - cooked over hot wood coals. One restaurant in Lexington was even named the "best in the world." This small, historical village also has plentiful shopping and other attractions, including the Bob Timberlake Gallery, Richard Childress Racing Museum, Childress Vineyard and Historic Uptown Lexington.

Surrounding areas: Badin Lake, North Carolina (17.3 mi), Yadkin Valley, North Carolina (31.8 mi), Winston-Salem, North Carolina (32.6 mi), Burnsville, North Carolina (35.7 mi), Marion, North Carolina (38.5 mi)

High Rock Lake Vacation Rentals

High Rock Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Suites Salisbury1040 E Innes StSalisbury, NC11.3 mi.(704) 630-0065
Days Inn321 Bendix DrSalisbury, NC11.3 mi.(704) 633-5961
Howard Johnson1011 E Innes StSalisbury, NC11.4 mi.(704) 633-8850
Super 8925 Bendix DrSalisbury, NC11.6 mi.(704) 738-8888
Travelodge1328 Jake Alexander BlvdSalisbury, NC12.2 mi.(704) 636-8910
Best Western Salisbury Inn825 Klumac RdSalisbury, NC12.5 mi.(704) 633-5777
Hampton Inn Salisbury1001 Klumac RdSalisbury, NC12.5 mi.(704) 637-8000
Holiday Inn Salisbury530 Jake Alexander Blvd SSalisbury, NC13.1 mi.(704) 637-3100
Executive Inn2118 S Main StSalisbury, NC13.4 mi.(704) 637-6726
Comfort Suites Of Lexington1620 Cotton GRV RdLexington, NC13.5 mi.(704) 352-2333
Holiday Inn Express101 PLZ PkwyLexington, NC13.5 mi.(336) 243-2929
Super 8 Motel1631 Cotton GRV RdLexington, NC13.5 mi.(336) 357-6444
Quality Inn418 Piedmont DrLexington, NC14.4 mi.(336) 249-0111
Holiday Inn Salisbury53 Jake Alexander BlvdSalisbury, NC14.6 mi.(704) 638-0311
Days Inn895 Lake RdThomasville, NC18.0 mi.(336) 472-6600
Best Western Kannapolis Inn2808 Lane StKannapolis, NC19.1 mi.(704) 933-5080
Best Western Executive Inn735 Hwy 24/27 BypAlbemarle, NC19.5 mi.(704) 983-6990
Sleep Inn & Suites621 Hwy 24-27 Byp EastAlbemarle, NC19.5 mi.(704) 983-2770
Quality Inn & Suites7 Laura LnThomasville, NC19.5 mi.(336) 472-2310
Ramada LTD5 Laura LnThomasville, NC19.5 mi.(336) 472-0700
Holiday Inn Express500 Leonard AveAlbemarle, NC20.1 mi.(704) 986-2100
Days Inn ThomasvilleThomasville, NC20.3 mi.(336) 472-6600
Microtel Inn & Suites959 LK Rd I-85 Exit 102Thomasville, NC20.3 mi.(336) 474-4515
Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis612 Dickens PlConcord, NC21.5 mi.(704) 793-9700
Sleep Inn1120 Copperfield BlvdConcord, NC21.5 mi.(704) 788-2150
Holiday Inn Express2491 Wonder DrKannapolis, NC22.4 mi.(704) 743-1080
Studio 13200 Cloverleaf PkwyKannapolis, NC23.0 mi.(704) 788-2140
Fairfield Inn By Marriott3033 Cloverleaf PkwyKannapolis, NC23.1 mi.(704) 795-4888
Microtel Inn & Suites3113 Cloverleaf PkwyKannapolis, NC23.1 mi.(704) 782-2300
Howard Johnson Inn1601 Concord PkwyConcord, NC23.3 mi.(704) 786-5181
Colonial Inn1325 Hwy 29 NConcord, NC23.4 mi.(704) 782-2146
Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord/Golf Resort & Spa5400 John Q HammonsConcord, NC23.4 mi.(704) 455-8200
Friendship Inn724 Kannapolis HwyConcord, NC23.4 mi.(704) 788-8550
Friendship Inn2451 Kannapolis HwyConcord, NC23.4 mi.(704) 788-8550
Hampton Inn & Suites Speedway9850 Weddington Rd ExtensionConcord, NC23.4 mi.(704) 979-5600
Sleep Inn & Suites7821 Gtwy LnConcord, NC23.4 mi.(704) 454-5219
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Concord7725 Sossaman LnConcord, NC23.4 mi.(704) 979-5555
Super 81020 Albemarle RdAsheboro, NC24.5 mi.(336) 625-1880
Ramada Limited825 West Dixie DrAsheboro, NC24.9 mi.(336) 626-4414
Comfort Inn-archdale10123 N Main StArchdale, NC25.7 mi.(336) 434-4797

High Rock Lake Weather & Climate

Central North Carolina, or The Heartland, is partially protected by the mountain ranges from the cold air that moves southeastward across the central States. During an average winter, temperatures in central North Carolina range about 10 degrees warmer than the coast, and 10 - 20 degrees warmer than the High Country. The rise in average temperature is greater in May than in any other month, and likewise, the drop in temperature is greater in October than in any other month. There is no pronounced wet or dry season in North Carolina, and rainfall varies throughout the year. Summer precipitation is normally the greatest; showers and thunderstorms are common. Autumn is the driest season. Average humidity does not vary greatly from season to season, and the lowest relative humidity is found over the southern Piedmont region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 50°F 29°F 3.53 in. -
February 55°F 31°F 3.60 in. -
March 64°F 39°F 4.18 in. -
April 73°F 46°F 3.28 in. -
May 79°F 55°F 3.76 in. -
June 86°F 63°F 3.91 in. -
July 89°F 67°F 3.94 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 3.19 in. -
September 81°F 59°F 3.69 in. -
October 72°F 47°F 3.63 in. -
November 62°F 38°F 3.04 in. -
December 53°F 31°F 3.11 in. -

High Rock Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Rowan County airport (RUQ) located about 14 miles west of High Rock Lake in Salisbury, North Carolina, the Stanly County airport (VUJ) located approximately 15 miles south of High Rock Lake in Albemarle, North Carolina, the Asheboro Municipal airport (HBI) located roughly 20 miles east of High Rock Lake in Asheboro, North Carolina, the Concord Regional airport (JQF) located around 30 miles southwest of High Rock Lake in Concord, North Carolina, the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located about 35 miles north of High Rock Lake in Winston - Salem, North Carolina, the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located approximately 37 miles northeast of High Rock Lake in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Anson County airport (AFP) located roughly 43 miles south of High Rock Lake in Wadesboro, North Carolina, the Monroe Regional airport (EQY) located around 46 miles southwest of High Rock Lake in Monroe, North Carolina, and finally the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located about 47 miles southwest of High Rock Lake in Charlotte, North Carolina.

High Rock Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersConcordNC23.4 mi.
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC40.5 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC42.9 mi.
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC40.5 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC51.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Corbin Hills Golf CourseSalisburyNC10.4 mi.
Crescent Golf ClubSalisburyNC12.0 mi.
Foxwood Golf ClubSalisburyNC12.0 mi.
McCanless Golf ClubSalisburyNC12.0 mi.
Lexington Golf ClubLexingtonNC13.3 mi.
Hickory Hill Country ClubMocksvilleNC14.0 mi.
Pudding Ridge Golf ClubMocksvilleNC14.0 mi.
Twin Cedars Golf CourseMocksvilleNC14.0 mi.
Warrior Golf Club at Lake WrightChina GroveNC18.5 mi.
Asheboro Country ClubAsheboroNC20.1 mi.
Winding Creek Golf ClubThomasvilleNC20.2 mi.
Oak Valley Golf ClubAdvanceNC22.9 mi.
Asheboro Municipal Golf CourseAsheboroNC25.9 mi.
Tot Hill Farm Golf ClubAsheboroNC25.9 mi.
Uwharrie Golf ClubAsheboroNC25.9 mi.
Blair Park Golf CourseHigh PointNC26.7 mi.
Fairfield Golf CourseHigh PointNC26.7 mi.
Lakewood Par 3 Golf CourseHigh PointNC26.7 mi.
Oak Hollow Golf CourseHigh PointNC26.7 mi.
Wilshire Golf ClubWinston-SalemNC26.8 mi.
Tanglewood ParkClemmonsNC27.5 mi.
Salem Glen Country ClubClemmonsNC27.9 mi.
Montgomery Country ClubTroyNC28.4 mi.
Green Acres Golf CourseRandlemanNC28.8 mi.
Heather Hills Golf CourseWinston-SalemNC29.3 mi.
Hillcrest Golf ClubWinston-SalemNC29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC95.4 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC97.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC97.4 mi.
State Parks
Daniel Boone State ParkNC15.8 mi. 
Morrow Mountain State ParkNC19.4 mi. 
Town Creek Indian Mound State ParkNC36.2 mi. 
Duke Powder State ParkNC38.1 mi. 
Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission MuseumAlbemarleNC19.5 mi.(History)
DoorsAdvanceNC23.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Historic Latta PlantationHuntersvilleNC36.0 mi.(History)
ArtQuestGreensboroNC40.5 mi.(Children's)
Greensboro Historical MuseumGreensboroNC40.5 mi.(History)
LightfactoryCharlotteNC42.9 mi.(Art)
Mint Musuem of ArtCharlotteNC42.9 mi.(Art)
Rankin Museum of American and Natural HistoryEllerbeNC47.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Schiele Museum of Natural HistoryGastoniaNC57.9 mi.(Science)
Malcolm Blue FarmAberdeenNC58.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC25.8 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA114.9 mi.

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